You either believe or are encouraged to believe that whenever you go to school, you are to get an education. You must learn things, both useful and knowledgeable, and also how to interact with others and remembering morals and ethics.
And if you ever think about this, is this even possible in a school??
And has it ever been??
If somebody says that schools are worse than before, they are "in-correct", because many older adults, including teachers, say that they did not take as many classes as students do now. Their math skills are vague as a result. However, if they DID have more math classes when they were in school, it would have probably been faded by now.
And lets go back more generations. Many students graduated elementary school, and when they became very young teenagers they worked and could not finish school.
And generations before that, school was privately taught and also held in schoolhouses, where there are small schools with about 26 students spanning 14 years...all in the same class together...or at least that is according to Laura Ingalls Wilder, biographer of "Little House On The Prairie".
I am also going to point out that I was not required to read this book (and I never have; I've only seen the television version) but I wish that it was one that I could have read. Of course not only does the author generally have to be dead (and have been dead for many years) at least one of the main characters has to end up dying unfortunately. And who wants to read about that?! I also believe that there is more to literature and writing and composition than William Shakespeare. That is stereotyping literature just like Classical Music has been stereotyped. My advice is never listen to Mozakovskthoven. Mozakovskthoven is a word I made up that combines Mozart, Tchaikovsky (possibly in-correct spelling that I could care less about), and Beethoven. Those three are like the Big 3 of classical music composers that are played most often leading most of the world to believe that this is all of the classical music, and all classical music sounds like that...when there are many more types of classical music and composers to give credit to. There are other authors also. What about the authors of Hilary & Jackie? Oh, wait. That is a biography. And I guess that would also make Little House On The Prairie disqualified as a literature topic. Charlotte's Web?? This book, involving mostly animals, and Not anthropomorphic animals, has been labeled as a kid's book. Oh, and let's not forget the often included illustrations. And another thing about Hilary & Jackie, it is about a musician, which is something that most schools seem to be shielding from students. They think "band" "class" is a full orchestra. Enough with talking about band. I will gripe about that in another post. The "Famous Classic Tales" Collection would be a nice choice of literature to use. Oh dear, it looks like they have all been adapted into animation.
And so now we have school classes everywhere, up to 12th grade!! But how much difference has there been since going to high school was less common?? I think not much has, because the quality of education has decreased at the end of 6th grade anyways. Everything before that is very important sounding and should be expanded on in grades 7 and up.
And what about the dangers of school!! In the history of United States schools, there has been many deaths occuring in schools. There have been students killing one another. This includes hand held lethal weapons and also explosives. Whatever would cause students to do this?! One "reason" is "self defense", which would be disasterous if students are able to carry-on their weapons, or whatever that proposal is. (and that might have passed some places, but I don't know exactly where or even if it has...it just gives me one more reason of many to avoid schools at all times!! I would rather not get shot at or even almost get shot at!!) And another "cause" for "self defense" is homophobic homophobes suffering from severe homophobia killing their fellow classmates "in self defense" "because they are a gay". or because they are "gay", (meaning that the homophobe has defined the person as "odd" and labeled the person or people, as "gay"). There are S.W.A.T. Teams, security, squads, police, more police, "resourse officers", Truancy Officers,... one time have shot in self defense as well. There have also been events, though rare, where school administrators "demolish" their schools. And the result of all this violence and deaths in schools is in addition to violence and deaths (both victims and shooters), there are injuries, there are frightened students, adults, and faculty, all of which turn against each other. Students claim to be afraid of another student or group of students to make the entire student body fears the student or students. And in schools there is also bullying, both by other students, and even by teachers. Sometimes students and teachers get involved in romantic relationships or at least dirty relationships. And sometimes students do the same thing with each other. Sometimes drugs can be found at school. If any are in lockers, sometimes it is planted by enemies and the innocent victims get punished while the bullies are never suspected. Some students don't go to school. They may find it difficult, or it is just fun for them to not attend school, especially if they are recorded as present when they are not.
And in schools there are Career Days, where representatives of companies speak with groups of students. All students must sign up for some groups. And if one or a few wishes to skip, all they have to do is sign up as the names of other students, so they can not get counted absent for the groups and the unsuspecting students do get counted absent because they are unable to be in the locations two or more full schedules specify them to be.
So what are the Career options, seriously??????? They are in fact ENDLESS. Of course much of high school is aimed aimlessly (VERY ironic) towards even more school. This school pretty much requires tuitions, and other expensive expenses, and you think that the colleges are mature and do not behave like stereotypical 8th grade students. And there are scholarships available--Lots of them!! Apply Now!! How do you do this?? Like I said at the beginning of this paragraph, sometimes schools and subjects aim towards college (or whatever more school beyond high school is called) AIMLESSLY. It is possible, so try not to get confused. It's okay to be confused, especially if the high schools being unclear about how to go to more school is very very confusing.
And what else?? Oh yes, there is joining the variety of Military!! Be Strong!! (or whatever nonsense their slogan is) What do you want to do?? If you still haven't figured out yet, may we suggest you sign up for this service. Take your time. Your social studies assignments can wait.
Will I ever return to school?? Never... I would have to pay for classes. I have lost my scholarships. Oh well. I have learned that since all my friends have not enrolled there (or they did and transferred someplace else --and better-- a year later) that the world is a much bigger place and there are many schools. And one school is not better than the rest (and in my opinion this also includes sports teams) and since everybody went everyplace except for my enemies, which are all at the same school still together of course, I do not want to go there...or anywhere... I can relate to that movie "Accepted". I am more likely to start my own "teaching school" slash institute of technology then attend another school.
And be careful when you go to school. Surely you can defend yourself if you get framed as a result of people setting you up. (Think about Star Trek VI) But if not, then don't count on appealing. Appealing for what?? So a student jury (which would have been the same bullies and they could convienently vote "guilty") could do the same thing that whatever administrators did?! And look very very VERY carefully. There are sneaky schools out there that do have a student conduct policy, but do not have a policy about how to issue a punishment. They also don't investigate complaints. Somebody that just can't stand you might complain to an administrator, and they will just take their word for it and issue a punishment, and pick whichever punishment they feel like giving to you, whether or not it is harsher than punishments to those actually caught actually doing actual bad things. And they can still get away with it... because they are not discriminating you against disibility, age, origin, nationality, ethnicity, gender, or anything else. "Student Rights And Academic Freedom", etc. might not be considered discrimination to some people. Despite obviously violating your civil rights, it may not be considered discrimination and they can still get away with it. There is nothing else to do except to write about it (though anonymously) and caution every person wishing to enroll or reenroll in school, to check over and over again, the ethics and the rules about the school. Ask them. Pester them. And if you are not satisfied, complain...to them, and to everybody... Perhaps your school, whichever one you pick, will reconsider being so unjustly harsh to any further students.
So what will I do?? I think I am doing perfectly okay. I am commenting that school did not teach me the word "anthropomorphic" (although possibly misspelled...Yes...I am in fact too lazy to look up the spellings of words) . And that is a very good example. I also didn't learn about many other things in school... like TV. Much of it is nonsense. Perhaps in another blog I will start posting my favorite TV shows (and also you can look on the orble and imdb and squidoo and knol and tvrage sites for information and comments on my favorite shows, stars, channels, producers, etc). Because not all TV is brainwashing... same with music. A Lot of it is sneakingly educational. And there are many many other things that you should learn in school that you probably aren't learning...not in school anyways. Oh. And be sure to watch out for that High Fructose Corn Syrup.
I am also going to tell you this: Most of these facts I have not witnessed myself. I only have read news articles over the years and internet. Perhaps none of these terrible things happen at school. Perhaps Not. And perhaps the facts being real would make "21 Jumpstreet" and "Degrassi: The Next Generation" both be given a TV-Y rating. But perhaps not. I fear that even though I did not witness the facts that I have posted (except for the students turning against each other & discrimination and not being able to defend myself and the bullies got away with framing me ......and also feeling that I do in fact learn much more outside of school than in school, because of lack of instruction, discipline, morals, ethics, etc.) and I have not been to every school in the United States Of America, or any place else on the giant globe called Planet Earth, I have not met every teacher, student, and everybody else, ...This means that I am unable to speak for and everything bad that occurs in school that shouldn't have ever occured. If you don't agree with this blog post (and all my others on this blog), then you don't have to. But if you are in school and feel that it is a waste of time because nobody seems to care, including teachers, and you are struggling and perhaps failing in school despite you've been trying your best, and you know how to succeed in The World already and believe that school is unnecessary and there isn't anything else to do except quit school entirely, (and you have thought this BEFORE you read my post), then you probably should, because if schools really can be this bad, then this means that school and going to school is meaningless until ALL schools (EVERY One Of Them) have all their issues worked out (safety, health, and building codes, adequate technology and supplies, education and instruction, guidance, discipline, goals, values, ethics, and morals) because until then it looks like school has been defeating its own purpose.